The Morning News for June 16, 2010

by Dave on June 16, 2010

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The Morning News for Wednesday, June 16, 2010:

AG’s office investigates Yore forgery allegations (Cape Gazette)

A detective from Delaware State Police interviewed three employees of the Cape Henlopen School District Thursday, June 10, district officials say. (MORE)

Senate OKs ban on drivers’ cell phone use (News Journal)

A ban on cell phone use while driving cleared the Senate on Tuesday and is headed back to the House for a second vote on minor amendments that should be no impediment to adoption. (MORE)

House OKs easing penalties for drugs (Delaware Online)

The House took a major step Tuesday toward eliminating some of Delaware’s minimum-mandatory sentences for drug offenses, passing legislation that establishes what its sponsor called “smart sentencing.” (MORE)

Bills to protect kids are a good start (Delaware Wave)

Delaware’s legislature has, appropriately, introduced a package of seven bills designed to prevent another incident like that of former Lewes pediatrician Earl Bradley, who is in custody awaiting trial on charges he raped and abused more than 103 children who were under his care. (MORE)

Montgomery science teacher caught doing drugs in Dewey Beach (Washington Examiner)

With less than a week remaining in the school year, a Montgomery County high school science teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he was allegedly caught doing drugs in Dewey Beach, Delaware. (MORE)

Dale Callaway: Chairman no more? (Cape Gazette)

Dale Callaway, chairman of the county board of adjustment, might be out of a job at the end of the month. Until this week, he was unaware the change could be coming. (MORE)

Water advisories issued for blue-green algae at lakes and ponds (Coastal Sussex)

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, and the Department of Agriculture have issued water advisories for Delaware state and municipal lakes and ponds to alert the public to the presence of blue-green algae, now being seen on local ponds, and its possible harmful effects on people and animals. (MORE)

Cultured Pearl is a gem (

You might feel guilty if while on vacation, you were determined to find a dining destination that not only offered spectacular food, but did so in an atmosphere like that of a tranquil oasis. You’re on vacation at the beach — what more do you want? (MORE)

Sussex County REALTORŽ of the Year Award Event (Sussex Countian)

The Sussex County Association of REALTORSŽ (SCAOR) held their annual award luncheon on Friday, June 11 at their complex on Route 9 in Georgetown.   The event highlights member contributions to the Association and the Profession of real estate as well as volunteerism in the community. (MORE)

Beyond the weight room (Delaware Online)

Being physically active is like breathing for Wayne Kursh. Over the years, he has played football and rugby, run marathons, biked a few thousand miles and generally put his body to the test when it comes to exercise. (MORE)

Courts are heating up this summer (Delaware Wave)

Hello, tennis players. The courts and the weather are heating up. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the summer of 2010 to begin. (MORE)

Offshore fishing starts to pick up (Delaware Wave)

Summer-like temperatures descended on the region as the week drew to a close and anglers were out in full force. (MORE)

Pirates to walk the plank at Cape Henlopen State Park (Delaware Coast Press)

The “Sea Rats Atlantic,” a group of historical reenactors, will stage several pirate skirmishes and host displays of wooden watercraft and artifacts at Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday, June 26. (MORE)

Nassau Commons Block Party to benefit Read Aloud Delaware (Sussex Countian)

The businesses at Nassau Commons are partnering with several organizations for a block party Saturday, June 26, to benefit Read Aloud Delaware. (MORE)

Healthier eating choices now available at Delaware State Parks (Coastal Sussex)

Visitors at Delaware’s state parks are now able to choose healthier food and beverage options. As part of a new Nemours Healthy Eating Initiative called “Munch Better at Delaware State Parks,” Delaware’s state parks will offer healthy food items for sale and from vending machines as part of its commitment to promote healthy lifestyles. (MORE)



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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris

Coastal Sussex Morning News

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